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Monday 3 August 2015 Monday 3 August 2015

ANF: YPG: 42 ISIS members killed near Sirîn YPG Press Office has announced in a written statement that 42 ISIS gang members were killed in the operations carried out around Sirîn while the gang groups... Read more

Sunday 2 August 2015 Sunday 2 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: About 6000 people killed in July, and the international community just issues declarations without binding resolution About 6000 people killed in July, and the international... Read more

Saturday 1 August 2015 Saturday 1 August 2015

Members of the Kurdish Security Forces (Asayish) stand at their guard post in al-Ghazl area, east of Hasaka city, as they watch smoke rising in the background from what activists said were airstrikes by... Read more

Friday 31 July 2015 Friday 31 July 2015

YPG: Second Round of Attacks on Town Sarrin Thwarted, Ongoing Operations vs. ISIL in Hasakah Immediate Release for the Media and Public Opinion SARRIN, Rojava (July 31, 2015) – Combined forces of... Read more

Thursday 30 July 2015 Thursday 30 July 2015

ANF: International donation campaign for reconstruction of Kobanê  An international online donation campaign has been started for the reconstruction of Kobanê town in West Kurdistan, Rojava. The project... Read more

Wednesday 29 July 2015 Wednesday 29 July 2015

ANF: New period in Hesekê  After liberating Hesekê, YPG/YPJ forces initiated a new period in the city. After their destruction of the last ISIS position in Ne?wa neighborhood and liberation of F?rat... Read more

Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London

An evening vigil will be held for the 300+ innocent civilians massacred by disguised ISIS fighters last month, Thursday 25th June to be exact. It will also be a vigil for the hundreds of thousands who... Read more

In Solidarity with Kurdish People In Solidarity with Kurdish People

Jordan Matson, Macer Gifford and Jac Holmes will be coming to Nottingham, on Wednesday the 29th July 2015. They are international volunteers for the Peoples Protection Units(YPG), the Kurdish group who... Read more

Tuesday 28 July 2015 Tuesday 28 July 2015

ANF: Saleh Moslem: The so-called anti-ISIS fight actually targets Kurds  PYD (Democratic Union Party) Co-President Saleh Moslem spoke to ANF regarding the war the Turkish state has started against Kurds... Read more

Monday 27 July 2015 Monday 27 July 2015

A Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft is parked at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 24, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer ANF: Turkish army doing military buildup at... Read more

Reporting attacks on Kurds by Turkish forces Reporting attacks on Kurds by Turkish forces

There are continuous reports of the attacks on Kurds in Turkey and the Qandil mountains on the ANF site here: http://anfenglish.com/.  Censorship of free press approved by court: Ankara Gölbashi Criminal... Read more

Sunday 26 July 2015 Sunday 26 July 2015

ANF: People march from Ranya to Kandil to protest Turkish airstrikes Masses from a number provinces and districts across South Kurdistan have started a march from Ranya city to Kandil to protest the... Read more

Saturday 25 July 2015 Saturday 25 July 2015

First images from guerrilla zones targeted by Turkish airstrikes ANF has obtained images from the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones targeted by airstrikes of the Turkish army throughout the night.   Turkish... Read more

Targetting the Kurds Targetting the Kurds

This is just a fraction of information available since Turkey began really targetting Kurds recently.  The basic story began on Monday 20 July 2015 when a group of young people in Suruc – Turkey... Read more

Friday 24 July 2015 Friday 24 July 2015

ANF: YPG: Siege around Sirîn completed YPG/YPJ fighters took control of the road between Sirîn and Raqqa, and besieged the town of Sirîn. YPG Media Center issued a written statement on the operations... Read more

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Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London

An evening vigil will be held for the 300+ innocent civilians massacred by disguised ISIS fighters last month, Thursday 25th June to be exact. It will also be a vigil for the hundreds of thousands who... Read more

In Solidarity with Kurdish People In Solidarity with Kurdish People

Jordan Matson, Macer Gifford and Jac Holmes will be coming to Nottingham, on Wednesday the 29th July 2015. They are international volunteers for the Peoples Protection Units(YPG), the Kurdish group who... Read more

Wednesday 22 July 2015 Wednesday 22 July 2015

ANF: Turkey and Kurdistan stand up for revolutionary martyrs Suruç Massacre protests continue across Turkey and Kurdistan. Protestors emphasize the collaboration between AKP and ISIS, and bring the state... Read more

Monday 6 July 2015 Monday 6 July 2015

ANF: Second phase begins in rebuilding of Kobanê Kobanê Rebuilding Coordination Member Abdurrahman Hemo stated that works for the reconstruction were continuing and that the basic needs of the city... Read more

Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament

from Jiyar Gol ANF: HDP achieves 13.1 % of votes, 6 million voters, 80 deputies Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has demolished the 10 percent election threshold in Turkey and North Kurdistan, getting... Read more

Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish

Al Jazeera has published a video about the Kurdish singer Nûdem Durak. The singer’s future is uncertain, because the Turkish government allegedly has convicted her to 10.5 years imprisonment for “promoting... Read more

Free Silhan Ozcelik Free Silhan Ozcelik

Güney Yildiz @guneyyildiz Court refused bail request for Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik. And the case adjourned until September … History: Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth... Read more

Free Shilan Ozcelik Free Shilan Ozcelik

Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth Assembly, Kurdish People’s Assembly, CAMPACC, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), MAFDAD (Kurdish Lawyers... Read more

Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor

In memory of: Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – by his sister Georgianna Scurfield:   https://www.justgiving.com/KostasOliveTree Story: Kosta died fighting for every human being’s right... Read more

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation... Read more

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Wednesday 11 March 2015

ANF: 2,700 people returned to Kobanê today It has been reported that 2700 people from Kobanê have returned to their hometown today after crossing from the Mür?itp?nar border gate. Thousands of people... Read more

You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament

PYD co-president Muslim to speak at UK Parliament A public forum entitled ‘Kurdish progress – Kurds in Syria: From denial toward self-ruled governance model’ will take place in the UK... Read more

How to send money to rebuild Kobane How to send money to rebuild Kobane

Kurdish Red Crescent:This is the Kobanê Reconstructing Board Bank Account: Kobane Reconstruction Board IBAN: DE96 1005 0000 0190 3910 90 BIC: BELADEBEXXX Let’s work toward a “New Kobanê”!... Read more

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Reports

Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Posted October 4, 2014 Update: The White House on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria.”  The operative word here is “intentionally” – please... [Read more of this review]

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014 FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014

Syria – Country of Concern: published 12 March 2015. [This section covers human rights relating to Syria only. For human rights concerns relating to ISIL, see “Case Study: ISIL” on page 55.] The conflict in Syria worsened in 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 76,000 were killed, taking the overall total since the... [Read more of this review]

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

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